Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Thanks to MLS, I met a great deal of nice international people, such, from Hungary, Sabrina;  from Korea, Phil, and Jeongku and his wife; from Japan, Taka and on and on. We hung out a lot while learning English. We went so many places and one of them was Sabrina’s boss’s house somewhere in Mass, which I do not remember exactly. We were lucky that this house was empty in the summer. Also, I remember that we were going to stay 1 night, but we bought enough food for a week. At the end of the day, Phil kept the leftovers. Anyway, the sketch was from a picture of the front of the house while preparing to head back to the Hub.   

Monday, March 19, 2018

It was good to see Rockport again. This small sea town is wonderful for art adorers. There are great deal of painters living in it. Their works hang in small galleries throughout this seaside community. The sketch was from the main drag, which is taken over by pedestrians in the summer. My attention was drawn to these mailboxes and their shadows. I wish I could color this, but I need to keep consistency.

Monday, March 12, 2018

OMG, finals are coming… I should hurry to catch up with everyone. Shit, I have a list to go through for the final review. This is getting crazy. I am not gonna be able to get these assignments out in just a few weeks. Unlike everyone in this college, I do not work -but I should. So, what I am gonna do is TRY my best! Toiling many nights, I gotta get an A -this is what nerds think! HAHA, no dude, I just want to put my works into my portfolio, of which I proud, and reflect on my design ability. Hold on, I am getting emails from TAs who think that they know everything better than everyone. Time for a reality check. Whoops, my poor computer would like to sleep, with your permission. NO, it is not going to happen. I need to finish everything before the review -scaled plans, sections, elevations and exterior-interior perspectives. Add details, please! I do not even know what my concept is -sure I know. Oh, no, the due date is looming. I have to pull some stuff out of my ass to fill my pin-up board, which nobody reads or cares about. There is no time, but I should see my tutor, too, to edit my writings, even this writing is edited - no shame I am an international student- and prepare my talk for review. The day has come. I am ready to present, but not to see unscaled projets and blank walls, I am sorry. For the BAC, which is a great architectural college without private draft tables for students or a studio culture (Come on! Twice a week for a total of 3 hours is not enough!)  I think that working and having experience is definitely important in the architectural field, BUT it is more important to internalize your projects and to reflect on your thoughts in your design. However, creativity can not be taught, but, at least, the way to it can be shown. They do pretty good, though, but not students -I try to do, BTW. I do not criticize, my friend, I just say what I have felt so far in this adventure. So tell me, my friend, what are up to and what are you doing?

Sunday, March 4, 2018

When I was an undergrad, I traveled around Europe. Italy was most surprising to me as the architecture was incredible, of course. This is when I fell in love with this cruel mistress. I have already posted some sketches from that time in the blog. This one is from a picture I took. Arcades played a central role in society in the old days, just as shopping malls do in this era. In fact, they are the predecessors of today’s shopping malls. It was very exciting to discover its steel and glass roof system then and is exciting to learn how to make it now.